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And, The Name Is… “National Women’s Soccer League” (NWSL)

During halftime of Saturday night’s friendly between the United States Women’s National Team and China, the name of the new women’s professional league, along with its logo, was unveiled on NBC Sports Network. The name, “National Women’s Soccer League,” is not the one (“Women’s Professional Soccer Association”) mentioned earlier in the week by New Jersey Star-Ledger reporter, Frank Giase. Which is not to say that Giase’s information was wrong at the time, as the domain registrations for the new league’s primary web address, NWSLsoccer.com, was registered (Whois) a day after the article was published.

The Details…
Name: National Women’s Soccer League
Logo: (included after the jump)
Website: NWSLsoccer.com (which currently redirects to the league’s Facebook page)
Twitter: @NWSLsoccer
Facebook: facebook.com/NWSLsoccer

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News of Note: December 10, 2012 – USWNT/China Highlights, Christine Sinclair wins Canada’s Lou Marsh Trophy, U.S. Soccer Applies to Trademark ‘USWNT’ and ‘USMNT’

News of Note: Video highlights of the December 8th USWNT/China match… Christine Sinclair wins the 2012 Lou Marsh Trophy… U.S. Soccer has applied to trademark “USWNT” and “USMNT”… Brazil defeats Portugal 4:0… Denmark blanks Mexico 5:0. Continue reading

Norway: The New Head Coach is… Even Pellerud?

On Thursday, Norway’s Football Federation (NFF) announced that it has hired 59 year-old Even Pellerud as the new head coach of its Women’s National Team. This will mark his second stint as head coach of his native country’s WNT, having served in that position from 1989 to 1996, where he led the team to a Women’s World Cup trophy in 1995. Pellerud was also the head coach of two other women’s national teams: Canada, from late 1999 through the 2008 Olympics, and most recently, Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading

Canada: December 2012 Camp Roster – Youth Movement Gets An Early Start

On Tuesday, Canada Soccer released head coach John Herdman’s roster of 27 players for the Canada Women’s National Team’s final camp of 2012* — and first of 2015 Women’s World Cup cycle. The roster contains twelve players born after 1990, including  five from Canada’s most recent Under-20 WNT and four more from its Under-17 WNT, along with three other players born after 1990. Only twelve members of Canada’s Bronze Medal winning Olympic team have been called up, as the players on that team who played overseas or in college were given the camp off. The training camp will last nine days and run from Wednesday, December 12th to the 20th (a Thursday). Its main purposes, according to Herdman will be to “provide baseline testing as well as serve as an identification camp as we launch our new quadrennial cycle in 2013.” Continue reading

News of Note: December 4, 2012 – Morgan and Johnston Win Player of the Year Honors, 2013 Cyprus Cup Field Set

News of Note: U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Awards… The USWNT’s December 15th Match Will Be Televised… North Carolina Wins Its 22nd National Title… Twelve Teams To Compete in the 2013 Cyprus Cup. Continue reading

Olympics: The United States Takes Gold, Canada Wins Bronze

On Thursday, the United States Women’s National Team claimed its fourth Olympic Gold Medal by besting Japan 2:1 in front of eighty-thousand spectators at Wembley Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the USA, the first in the 8th minute, and then the eventual game-winner in the 49th. Japan got one back via the foot of Yuki Ogimi in the 63rd, but was unlucky to not have an earlier chance for the equalizer when an obvious-on-replay handling foul was not called on Tobin Heath in the 27th minute. (Obligatory BigSoccer referee forum thread link.)

In the earlier Bronze Medal match, Canada claimed its first Olympic medal on a stoppage time goal by Diana Matheson against a France team that out-shot Canada 18 to 4, but only 4 of France’s shots were on goal. Continue reading

Olympics: Semifinals – An Epic USA Win Amidst Poor Refereeing. And, Japan Wins, Too.

[Just a short write-up. Highlight videos linked.]

The United States Women’s National Team battled back three times after Canada, via their captain Christine Sinclair, scored three go-ahead goals to send the two squad’s Olympic semifinal match into extra time where Alex Morgan ended her miniature goal-scoring drought and headed home the ‘winner in the waning seconds of added time. Continue reading